Dear Mason School of Music Family,

Please join us for our upcoming events featuring our incredibly talented Mason music students and faculty, including this weekend's Broadway Showcase, Brass Ensemble, and Jazz Workshop! We also invite you to join us
for a very special gala celebration on Saturday, May 4th, A Musical Feast! This not-to-be-missed evening will feature short highlights of our many Mason ensembles, including symphony orchestra, opera, jazz, choirs, wind symphony, percussion, piano, Green Machine, and more!  

Warm regards, 
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming Performances
Chorale Broadway Showcase
Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts
View video here!
Brass Ensemble Concert
directed by Justin Miller
Sunday, April 14th, 1:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission
Jazz Workshop Concert
directed by Rick Parrell
Sunday, April 14th, 7:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission

Featuring the music of Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Kurt Weill, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and more!
Mason Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs
Wednesday, April 17th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts

Featuring works by Mendelssohn, Whitacre, and Dvorak.
Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, April 25th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Mason Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica
April 26th & 27th, 8:00 PM
April 28th, 2:00 PM
Harris Theatre
Mason Jazz Vocal Night
Monday, April 29th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an evening dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by solo vocalists from the Mason Jazz Voice Studio, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darden Purcell and special guests, Potomac Falls High School Vocal Jazz, directed by Fawn Phillips!
International Jazz Day
Tuesday, April 30th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

International Jazz Day (April 30th) is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe."
The George Mason University Winterguard has been crowned World Champions at the Winter Guard International Championships last weekend in Dayton, Ohio. Mason Winterguard earned a score of 99.00 - the 6th highest in WGI history! Congratulations to Doc Nix and the Green Machine Ensembles for this tremendous achievement!
Dr. Tom Owens (Associate Director, School of Music; Professor of Musicology) presented a paper on Ives and the Ragtime Topic at the American Musicological Society—Capital Chapter meeting at Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Read the abstract for his paper here.
Prof. Julianna Nickel (flute) has been selected as a 2019 Teacher of Distinction! Prof. Nickel will be honored at the University Celebration of Teaching Excellence Ceremony on Monday, April 15th at 3:30 PM in the Center for the Arts.

Read more about Prof. Nickel here.
Save the Date
School of Music Gala Celebration
A Benefit for Music Scholarships
Saturday, May 4th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
deLaski Performing Arts Building/Center for the Arts
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